Developing Problem Solving in Year 13 Students



**Updated to a PD event, changed after event took place. Student teacher event postponed to 25th march 2020**


A day of problem-solving for Year 13 students and their teachers.


  • Develop and enhance Year 13 students' and their teachers' understanding of problem-solving;
  • Introduce the STEP and explore some past STEP problems;
  • Give teachers the opportunity to work with their students on complex problems;
  • Provide suggestions for suitable teaching resources.

Who will benefit from attending?

This event should be accessible to all Year 13 students who wish to develop their mathematical problem-solving skills. Those hoping to study a problem-solving subject like mathematics, computer science, economics, engineering, philosophy or physics at university should find it particularly useful. The style is similar to the Year 13 problem-solving events put on by the AMSP in the first term, but there's no overlap in content, and those who enjoyed the earlier problem-solving day should find this day enjoyable.

Anyone thinking of sitting a Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP) or the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) will find this day helpful, but the event is not just aimed at those planning to sit STEP or the AEA.

Teachers with students who are preparing to apply for such courses or tests, or who wish to develop their problem-solving skills alongside their students, should also find this day beneficial.

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Target year:

Year 13

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


North West


Private Dining Room,
County South,
Lancaster University,


Thu 23rd Jan 2020

Course times:

10:00 - 15:30




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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

James Groves
[email protected]
01524 592378

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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